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A Tale of Two Cities

By: Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
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'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....'

A Tale of Two Cities is an 1859 historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter, Lucie, whom he had never met. The story is set against the conditions that led up to the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.

Dickens’ best-known work of historical fiction, with more than 200 million copies sold, A Tale of Two Cities is regularly cited as the best-selling novel of all time. In 2003, the novel was ranked 63rd on the BBC’s The Big Read poll. The novel has been adapted for film, television, radio and the stage and has continued to have an influence on popular culture.

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Astounding and magnificent!

I can see why this is a classic. Slow to start but the last third is the most compelling conclusion to any novel I've ever read. Brilliant narration perfectly captures the novel's tone, the narrative convincingly captures the fever of Revolutionary France and what we would recognize today as PTSD symptoms in the character of the imprisoned father.

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could not hear the story. the sound level is low

from the beginning I had to crank up the volume and I couldn't hear enough to understand. really wanted to hear this story since it is a classic but when listening in the car I nearly had to max the car head unit with the phone Bluetooth all the way up. all other stories sound great.

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An Expert Storyteller

Listening to this all-encompassing tale, you can understand why Dickens is one of the best-loved storytellers in the world. Beautifully written and well performed.